Amina Wattoo Kasuri is the daughter of the former Chief Minister of Punjab, Mian Manzoor Wattoo. She is presently Project Director, Concordia Colleges, Beaconhouse; Founder and Executive Director of The Lighthouse (a non-profit oganisation); member of the Forbes Non-Profit Council and wife of Nassir Mehmood Kasuri, Executive Director Beaconhouse.
"Ms Amina Wattoo Kasuri is an accomplished individual with a diverse range of experiences and accomplishments. She serves as member of the Forbes Non-Profit Council. As Project Director of Concordia Colleges at Beaconhouse, As Founder and Executive Director of The Lighthouse, a non-profit organization.
Her work in the education sector and with non-profit organizations showcases her dedication to make a positive impact on her community and beyond.
For newcomers, learning and knowing what other nonprofit organizations are doing is very important. Try arranging visits to different nonprofit workplaces, focusing on what their core values are and the strategies they are working on. Focus on what's lacking and how to implement similar ideas into your organization. Sometimes you end up doing better by getting small hints from others. - Amina Wattoo Kasuri, The Lighthouse
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.
Dont let world take your happiness away. Be good with others and do not expect anything from anyone. Life is too short to hate so do not hate. Spread love and positivity.
She has worked with diverse segments of society in Pakistan. Coming from a political family, her earliest experience dealing with people was through her father’s public life. He always encouraged her to be engaged with his constituents and to understand their needs. Her father emphasized the importance of public service, a focus that saw him gain the honour of becoming the Chief Minister of Punjab thrice. She was heavily engaged in many of his campaigns, and considered herself privileged to have been the primary worker for one of the seats that he won in the 2018 elections.
This focus on public service has been constant in her life, and has most recently seen her set up an orphanage in the city of Islamabad by the name of The Lighthouse. First and foremost, it is meant to provide a safe haven for children who have faced the major trauma of losing a parent so early in life. Given that the primary vocation of her husband’s family is education, she has an extra focus on this area.
Along with her public work, She heads one of the verticals in her family’s education business. She is the head of Concordia Colleges Pakistan, which provides a range of qualifications from F.A/F.Sc to BA/B.Com to students around the country. The network has emerged as one of the major players in the higher education landscape in the country by focussing on using technology to
enhance classroom teaching and learning. With a network of 53 campuses and an aggressive franchise based growth strategy,
Concordia is now one of the fastest growing networks in the country.
This has helped her develop and polish her management skills and increased her outreach among the educated public at various levels.
A major influence in her life has been her in-laws. Her father-in-law is a Former Foreign Minister of Pakistan, known nationally and internationally for his book “Neither a Hawk Nor a Dove” on Pakistani foreign relations, published by Oxford University Press. He is an important resource person on foreign policy and international engagement. But more importantly he has earned a reputation for honesty and integrity which has become part of the family’s DNA, and everything they do professionally and personally is a reflection of this heritage.
Her Mother-in-law is an Iconic figure for women’s empowerment in the country. She started Beaconhouse School System when she was a young woman, and it has now grown to one of the largest education networks in the world. Her dedication, focus, and discipline are tremendous, inspiring and have encouraged her to push herself beyond her limits.
Islamabad : ‘The Lighthouse’ has been launched to provide a home to orphans to nurture them into empowered and confident individuals.
ISLAMABAD: The Lighthouse, a non-profit organisation formed under the Beaconhouse Group has been launched, aimed towards providing a loving home for orphans to nurture them into empowered and confident individuals.
Beaconhouse Group Launches The Lighthouse, A Children’s Orphanage Providing A ‘Home With Love & Care’, In Islamabad
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